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Old Mortality (1816)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140430989, Mass Market Paperback)The story opens dramatically with the repercussions of the murder of the Archbishop of St.Andrews by a group of "Covenanting Whigs" and spans ten years of tumult: from the defeat of John Graham of Claverhouse by the covenanters at Drumclog, and the victory of the Duke of Monmouth over the Covenanters at Bothwell Bridge, to the aftermath of the batle at Killiecrankie in 1689.
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Published in 1816 and set in seventeenth-century Scotland, this historical novel is part of the series Tales of My Landlord . Henry Morton joins the rebellious Covenanters, fighting for the reestablishment of Presbyterianism in Scotland during the reign of the Stuarts. Morton's loyalties are torn, however, as he is in love with Edith Bellenden, whose family opposes the rebels.